Chic boutique comes to Vienna at the city‘s hippest hotel
Step aside Mozart. Staid old Vienna – not usually on the radar when it comes to all things hip and trendy – now boasts one of the chicest boutique hotels this side of the Alps with The Ring.
- A fantastic location near the big sights.
- Great vodka cocktails at Drings Bar.
- Laidback luxe – and no Lederhosen.
Hit the Spot
Right on Vienna’s famous Ringstrasse, near the Opera House.
There's a luxury Day Spa where you can steam, soak or be pampered.
Good to know
It’s a good base, too, for girly weekends and shopping trips.
ParkingGarage parking is available at EUR 26 per night.
PetsWelcome by arrangement
LocationKaerntner Ring 8, Vienna, Wien, 1010, Austria
60 rooms, eight suites
A list of in-room amenities includes free wi-fi, voicemail and dozens of TV channels, anti-allergic pillows and fluffy robes. You can rustle up a quick espresso with your in-room Nespresso coffee machine or dip into your fully-stocked refreshment bar.
The spacious X-Ordinary rooms have every comfort and fabulous views.
Eat & Drink
Blond wood tables and spring green fabrics are complemented by pots of fresh herbs in At Eight, The Ring’s fine dining restaurant. There’s an emphasis on fresh herbs, and dishes on the weekly changing menus may include lobster tortelloni, deep-fried rabbit roll with parsnip and sorrel, braised knuckle of suckling pig or monkfish with creamy morel noodles. A vast wine list features over 70 bins.
We loved breakfast at the Ring: you can guzzle up to six courses here, including fresh waffles, eggs every which way, steaks, lots of fresh fruit and delicious pastries. A real set-you-up-for-the-day feast.
Breakfast (charged extra) is served until 11am.
Available 24 hours a day.
See & Do
Most of Vienna’s big sights can be found in the Innere Stadt, the historic city centre encircled by the Ringstrasse. Schönbrunn palace – where Mozart performed before the court at the age of six – is a 1,441 room Baroque blockbuster. From here, you can visit the tombs of the Hapsburgs, where the infamous Empress Maria Theresa is buried.
Walk through the cobbled streets of the 18th century Spittelberg quarter and don’t miss the giant modern art complex Museumsquartier. Also worth clocking is Hundertwasser Haus – the world-famous housing complex that’s all curves, mosaics and vivid colours.
An outing to Vienna’s Prater amusement park with its giant Ferris wheel and riding trails is a must in summer. You’ll also find plenty of grassy spots for dawdling along the Danube and watching the boats.
You’ll find a pamper zone at The Ring's little top-floor spa. There's a fitness area, steam bath, sauna and treatment menu that includes hot stone massage and manicures. It 's all very tastefully done and there's a round window with amazing views over the city.
Vienna waltzes into the spotlight with the famous Viennese Opera Ball.
Opera, music and theatre take to the stage for the lively Vienna Festwochen.
Stock up with presents and glug the Glühwein at the Vienna Christmas Market.